Monte Carlo Maxi – Ladies Maxi Dress Pattern XXS to 5XL

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 16 customer ratings
(16 customer reviews)


This gorgeous ladies maxi dress sewing pattern can be made from knit or woven and has three length options (tunic, knee or maxi) and can have either a shirred or elastic casing back. Includes sizes XXS to 5XL.

Pattern Details

Pattern Details

Long live the summer dress! In summer with sunscreen and sandals, in fall with trainers and a cardigan, in spring with a denim jacket and slip on shoes and… well basically whenever it’s not snowing. This gorgeous ladies maxi dress sewing pattern can be made from knit or woven and has three length options (tunic, knee or maxi) and can have either a shirred or elastic casing back.

The pattern is trim-free, comes in A4 or US letter size, and has layers in the PDF so you can print only the size/s you
want. There is also an A0 format in case you’d like to take it to a professional printer.

This is the ladies version but it’s also available as a matching child’s pattern so you can even do matching “Mommy and Me” dresses! Get the child’s version here. Or get both as a bundle here.



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Reviews (16)

16 reviews for Monte Carlo Maxi – Ladies Maxi Dress Pattern XXS to 5XL

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amy Hodge (verified owner)

    It’s an easy pattern if people take the time to always read the instructions first. There are some different techniques that people can learn from, especially those who have never done a French seam, encasing of bodice, 3 gathering stitches before, etc.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tasha J Gray (verified owner)

    It is nursing friendly and can worn before, during, and after pregnancy without screaming MATERNITY. It also includes options for different finishes so you may even learn a new technique or two.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amy Myers (verified owner)

    Not only did I end up with a lovely dress but I also felt I learnt something. Very beginner friendly with detailed explanations of construction techniques. The options make it a good all rounder pattern to suit a variety of occasions.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tanya Curtis (verified owner)

    Great for all types of bodies and shows off the “girls.”

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Carly Crocos (verified owner)

    Makes a beautiful, feminine dress that will be lovely to wear. I love that I can breastfeed in it.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tammy Lacasse (verified owner)

    It’s a lovely dress. The most sexy dress I had since a long time. You can use it to create a bunch of style, even swimsuit and lingerie depending on which fabric you use.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chloe Moffitt (verified owner)

    It’s so cute and has so many options! ? I think the faux shirring is so clever. I want to learn to do it properly but to get such a great effect without fiddling around with bobbin elastic was so cool!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ruth Taylor (verified owner)

    A well thought out and easy to follow pattern with a number of useful variations using techniques that help you obtain good fit for different figures. Particularly like the variety of finished options using both woven and knit fabrics and the added potential for use in pregnancy/feeding.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Courtney Wandell (verified owner)

    As always, pleased with the pattern. I think a sleeve hack is underway 🙂

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Meredith Simmons (verified owner)

    You know how on really hot days you don’t want to wear clothes? This dress is perfect for those days because the skirt really doesn’t touch your legs and the lined top feels more like a hug than a dress. I love love love love love your patterns!

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dale Eva (verified owner)

    I’ve never worn a dress like this before because the top doesn’t fit well – but this! It is comfortable, it hides my bra straps, it has just enough coverage while still looking amazing, and nursing in it is a breeze. I have never worn a dress that looked as flattering while being this comfortable. It’s usually a trade off – you feel comfortable but look like rubbish, or you look amazing but you’re self conscious or miserable. But this! This dress/tunic – it has no trade offs. Look hot, feel comfortable.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Leanne Miller (verified owner)

    Honestly the best part was the finished top with the decreased gather in the skirt, l would never wear anything like this as l don’t usually wear anything with cleavage and bare shoulders. l love the top and having a stitch to cover up a bit did not detract from the effect of the bodice but still retained some modesty, after looking at my pics l see that there is still some little bit of cleavage which l found didn’t look unattractive but quite feminine. This style is so versatile, from casual to evening, dependending on fabric choice. Since my husband LOVES it so much won’t stop raving l will make more, he rarely says much about my sewing so you have to know this is a winner. Give it a go, it is a simple design with options, l am an option lover, knit, woven, knit and woven you can get so much from the one pattern, top, dress or maxi – it has it all.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gabrielle Lamothe (verified owner)

    So flattering, especially with knit fabrics. Very comfortable too, I will make many more. I loved your suggestion to sew three rows of gathering stiches, it helped a lot to achieve a beautiful skirt.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kate Wright (verified owner)

    The first thing I have sewn myself that I actually like and will wear due to great instructions and tips on getting the perfect fit. It hides my mummy tummy!

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jody Pierce (verified owner)

    I liked the clear directions and I love the ‘shorter’ version of the tutorial once I make a bunch and don’t need the pictures to remind me how to do things! I’d say it’s a great fit if you’re the right height. Be prepared to make a few minor adjustments if you’re short like me. It’s very flattering on.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Josie Zepeda (verified owner)

    Lovely pattern. Easy to follow instructions and a quick sew. Makes me look sexy =)

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What you'll need

Sewing level: Beginner

Sizes included: XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL

Fabric requirements: Depending on size and options 1-3 yards

Notions: 1/4 inch wide elastic

Tools required: Sewing machine, optional serger/overlocker, scissors, tape measure or ruler, safety pin or point turner.

The Small Print


Every pattern we make has been tried & tested first by our team, then by specially selected pre-testers, then by a group of up to 50 different sewers of different abilities, ages, sizes, shapes, body types, and experience levels.

We literally spend hours designing, testing and checking the pattern to make sure it works and the instructions are easy to follow. Hopefully you’ll love the end result as much as we do! But, if for any reason you don’t, please get in touch so we can help.


This pattern can be used to make beautiful little garments for personal use, or can be made in limited quantities to sell. You can only sell the finished product; you cannot sell the pattern or these instructions. We’d love you to include a credit to as the pattern designer when you make garments from the pattern to sell, but it’s up to you.


As soon as you have paid you will receive a link to download the pattern, so you can get started immediately if you like. Note, this is a digital, download-only pattern. You will not receive a physical copy in the post.